On June 13, 2020 at 3:04 a.m., Scott County 911 Dispatch received a call of a residential garage on fire on the 25xxx block of Willow Lane in Helena Township.
Police and fire were dispatched and upon arrival, witnessed the detached garage of a single-family residence fully engulfed in flames. The fire had also spread to the home, a small shed, the nearby wooded areas, and several vehicles had caught fire.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire; however, damage to the buildings and vehicles was substantial.
All five occupants of the house were evacuated safely and there were no injuries to the residents or first responders.
“We are thankful that all of the occupants were able to evacuate the home and there were no injuries to the residents or first responders,” said Sheriff Luke Hennen. “Our thoughts are with the family as they recover from the damage to their home.”
No foul play is suspected and the exact cause of the fire is under investigation.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the New Prague Fire Department, Prior Lake Fire Department, Mdewakanton Public Safety, and Elko New Market Fire Department.